88. NOBODY REALLY CARES ABOUT PEAK OIL
All the peak oilers squealing on the Internet... They don't care about peak oil. They only care about the high oil prices. Ask Aaron over at peakoil.com. Their traffic spikes when oil prices go up, and drops when oil prices go down.
There's a few people out there who actually care about peak oil, and I happen to be one of them. Unfortunately, everybody else is worrying about peak oil because they're getting wallet shock at the pump. When the price goes down, they'll all forget about peak oil entirely, and say "whoo, we dodged that bullet".
I generally avoid making predictions, but I'll make this one: the price of oil will fall again, and when it does, the "peak oil movement" will wilt with it.
I'm sick of all these gasoline junky peak oilers worrying about how we're going to meet demand. "When are we going to get started? When are we going to start the mitigation? We're going to need more and more oil!!!"
You creeps farting up the air in your cars are the reason why we're running out of oil, and why the environment is getting all fucked up. The last thing we need to be doing is building coal liquefaction plants and other "mitigation" so you fools can proceed with business as usual.
We don't need to do anything now to mitigate the peak oil problem except crack down on waste in fuel hog first world countries. Everything else is just denial.